Iran’s FM says no renegotiation of nuclear deal if Biden seeks to rejoin

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran won’t agree to renegotiate elements of the international accord limiting its nuclear curb, as US President-elect Joe Biden says he’ll reenter the deal if Tehran returns to full compliance.

“It will never be renegotiated. Period,” Zarif tells a conference in Italy, speaking remotely.

He says Iran won’t agree to any curbs on its missile program or backing of regional proxies unless Western countries stop their “malign behavior” in the Middle East.

“As long as they’re not able to put up, they have to shut up,” Zarif says.